chickens

The bloody egg

So this weekend I found an egg from Dorothy (why is it that she is always the one causing us complications) which had blood on. And not just a little bit of blood, a lot of blood. I gave her a quick check over and she didn’t seem to be bleeding at all, neither did any of the others. I quick look on google helped to reveal some possible options. She’s gone back to having perfectly clean eggs since then so it looks like I’ve found the answer, especially as she is a relatively new layer. Eggs can be quite big and chickens bums can be quite small. So, you know, it can kind of hurt a bit sometimes. There are lots of blood vessels around that area of a chicken so it kind of makes sense. As someone who gave birth to an eight pound eight ounce baby I can certainly sympathise. Hopefully she’s all better now until her next drama no doubt!

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